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Custom built one piece drive shaft?

Discussion in 'Other Toyota Vehicles' started by se3388, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Jul 23, 2016 at 11:02 PM
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    What are the pros and cons of having a custom one piece drive shaft (hollow not solid of course) built (other than cost) and installed in a 1997 T100 Extended Cab 4x4. Truck will see mostly highway driving with some snow in the Winter with maybe a little off roading in a little mud occasionally.

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  2. Jul 23, 2016 at 11:06 PM
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    Is it a high output motor? Aside from that question unless you'll be rock crawling there really isn't any difference between what you have now and a solid or chromoly driveshaft.
     
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    There is a benefit however if you take out the extremes of what I posted above. Driveline power loss. There would be significantly less less going with a light i.e. "hollow chromoly" 1 piece driveshaft. With a solid driveshaft, heavier than stock. You would have more of a driveline power loss.

    Add the extremes in and you could if you fancied go get one made out of titanium impregnated carbon fiber. Downside is as soon as it hit something it would be out of balance.
     
  4. Jul 24, 2016 at 6:51 AM
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    Sounds like it is probably just as good to just stay with the factory setup.

    Steve..........
     
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    And one that's out of balance....shake your teeth out
     
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Main reason for going side piece shaft.. you can't replace the cardon joint without major work it's not a easy job.. by the time you add up labor ,parts and everything else you are in range..

    If you don't believe me go over to Tacoma world search what other guys did replace the shaft with single..

    Cardon joint is a very old design and costly.... 2gen Tundras scrap it I wander why.... Single driveshaft is the way to go.. less parts flying and less to break..

    Edit my tundra is getting a one piece shaft and dropping the factory cardon joint and center bearing.
     
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    I'm a member there also, I didn't even think about checking there. Thanks.

    Steve...............
     
  8. Jul 24, 2016 at 11:44 AM
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    Most custom build driveshafts will blow away factory shaft.. most good quality shafts they spin them to 150 to 200 mph to make sure you have zero vibration... If my memory is correct Adams does excellent work out of Nevada if I'm correct...
     
  9. Aug 28, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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    Bandit, it's a 3.4 in a T100 LOL, high performance right, I think that's one thing the 3.4's will never be accused of.

    Steve......
     
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